Chairman Darrel Fehr called the meeting to order on March 9, 2020 at 7:30 pm. The supervisors present
were David Clements and Matt Borofka. Other officers present: Vicki Freeberg-,clerk and Judith Prince –
See attached list for delegation present.
Recitation of Pledge of Allegiance by delegation present.
Certification of proper posting for the scheduled town board meeting: The notice for the March 5, 2020 board meeting was duly posted in the 3 designated places within the Town of Cooks Valley.
Public Comment: None
Discussion and possible action to appoint Mary Jo Fehr as Deputy Clerk: David Clements made a motion to appoint Mary Jo Fehr as Deputy Clerk in absence of clerk. Matt Borofka seconded the motion. The motion carried 2-0.
Darrel Fehr made amotion to move Agenda item #13 to #6. David Clements seconded the motion. Motion carried 3-0
Discussion and presentation from Dan Masterpole (DNR): Dan reported no sand will be hauled out of mines for 2020. All mines are current on permits and financial bonding. No one will be onsite due to cutbacks but they will continue to monitor and manage storm water. Superior Silica reestablished financial bonding and permitted to mine the North side. Preferred site has been inactive for 2 years. Ketty Clow is working with mines to manage storm water drainage. She presented information on each mine and what is going on in each area for 2020. She is working with Matt Heath on the Chippewa Sand mine. No reclamation planned for the other 3 mines but Chippewa sand will be doing some this year. Some questions by the Board on arsenic issue and Dan confirmed that this was being closely watched and monitored but no threat as of yet. A public meeting will be planned later when the state evaluates the testing from ponds and wells. DNR will keep township up to date on any issues concerning the mines for 2020.
Discussion and possible action on budget categories: None
Approval of the February 10, 2020 regular town board meeting minutes – David Clements made a motion to approve February 10, 2020 meeting minutes. Matt Borofka seconded the motion. The motion carried 3-0.
Reading by Treasurer of January financial report: Ending balance on February 29 - $ 189,527.00 and total
cash on hand $ 359,576.25.
Reading and Approval of the February bills: Darrel Fehr made a motion to approve check vouchers #5071 - 5088 for payment of the February bills. Matt Borofka seconded the motion – The motion carried 3-0.
Building/driveway permits: Karl Karis, pole shed and EH Sales LLC, remodeling and put sign outside
Discussion and possible action relating to the plan commission: none
Discussion and possible action on Chippewa Sand mine closure: Matt Heath presented the plan for 2020. No sand to be hauled, sand pile will be monitored and watered down if needed. July was the last month that sand was hauled in 2019 and he will report to the Board on # of tons hauled out and what was returned. Some reclamation is being done, not known at this time if another company will take over mining. Will continue with reclamation. Looking for alternative site for test wall.
Chairman’s report: – Fire Dept./Roads – nothing for fires in Cooks Valley for February. Darrel has not received any reports from Fire chief.
Discussion and possible action on Purfrac road agreement – No attendance by Purfrac. Waiting for Corporate office in Texas to respond to Purfrac. David Clements made a motion to give Purfrac 3 months to complete road agreement. Matt Borofka seconded the motion. Motion carried 2-1
Discussion and possible action on town computer and website security: Darrel Fehr made a motion to use KerberRose ($85/hr) to verify security on town computer and see if everything is up to date. David Clements seconded the motion. Motion carried 3-0
Dissemination of Information- clerk’s report: Dave & Vicki attended the WTA meeting and were certified on BOR training. New law to be passed – will not be required to post BOR in paper which will save township $143. Darrel will attend the March 28th WTA meeting in Cumberland. Spring primary went well, 21% turn out to vote. County average was 19%. Thanks to all the election workers who made things go smoothly. Spring election will be held on April 7th. WTA wants to hold meeting at our town hall the end of April. Information from County on weight limit bands on roads
Future agenda items and business: Pledge of Allegiance, discussion and possible action on: Budget categories, minutes of March 9, 2020 regular meeting, Treasurers financial report, March bills, building permits, concerns pertaining to the Plan Commission, discussion and possible action on Purfrac road agreement, approval of Ordinace #28, Darrel Fehr permission to obtain bids, review EOG permit following regular town board meeting,
The next regular town meeting is scheduled for – April 13, 2020 at 7:30 pm
Adjourn: Darrel Fehr made a motion to adjourn at 9:05 pm. Matt Borofka seconded the motion. Motion carried 3-0.
Typed: March 12, 2020 Respectfully Submitted,
Approved: April 13, 2020 Vicki Freeberg, Clerk